Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Choose either a simple wooden cabina (sleeping 2-4) with an
ocean view, or a much larger and aesthetically very different
house (sleeping between 4 and 8).
Of the cabinas, 8 are deluxe, with kingsize beds and a little more space in the bathroom. Four of these (La Palma, Manglillo, Tucan and Pizote) have a loft with 1 double and 1 single bed for families. The 2 classic cabinas all have 2 double beds, and a slightly smaller bathroom. The 11th accommodation is the Vista Mar Suite, which is near the private office, and originally built for the owner's visiting family. It has a kingsize bed and an outdoor deck with chairs, a hammock and an ocean view.
The cabinas are simple constructions with thatched roofs, and doors that can be folded back to reveal the ocean view. They open onto a balcony with rocking or lounge chairs and hammocks. Inside, floors are wooden, beds are covered in simple white linen (which tends to get very damp when it rains - bring something to wear in bed) and there’s a mosquito net above, though bring repellent if you’re prone to being bitten. There are thoughtful touches, like the comfortable chairs inside the cabin, and reading lights above the bed. Bathrooms are in 2 parts, with a basin and toilet inside, and an ample shower area outside.
The 2 Garden Cabinas and the Garden House (Casa Teca), are in a separate part of the property, reached via a 300ft long suspension bridge (75ft above a creek) and spaced out generously, surrounded by rainforest in beautiful gardens. They are finished to a much higher standard and equipped with everything you need for self-catering. Guests staying in these rooms can choose to buy food from Puerto Jiménez, or book an all-inclusive meals package.
Cabina La Paz and Cabina Almendra each have a bedroom that is open on 3 sides to jungle and garden views; roll-down canvases protect the cabinas in inclimate weather. They have a queensize bed, a private indoor bathroom, and a tiled outdoor garden shower. Casa Teca is an open, ranch style 2-bedroom house (each with a queensize bed) with a bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. You get great wildlife sightings here but are a longer walk from the main lodge.
In addition, you can live in the rainforest in 1 of 3 family-size houses, each with ocean views. Casa Miramar is a hilltop house; Casa Blanca is next to the area where the cabinas are located; Casa Coco is furthest from the main lodge and restaurant, about a mile away, so is secluded and private.
Casa Miramar (sleeps up to 8) is 3 small houses linked by heliconia-lined pathways. You get 3 bedrooms with ceiling fans (2 bedrooms with 1 queensize bed and 1 twin daybed, and 1 bedroom with 2 double beds), 2 bathrooms, an outdoor garden shower, a large living room/kitchen area, a fully-equipped kitchen, an observation deck, a solar power system, and a small private pool, as well as wonderful panoramic ocean and sunset views.
Whereas Casa Blanca, fully refurbed in 2011, is a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home decorated in a classic tropical style, with a kitchen, a living room, a large wraparound porch with Pacific views and a sundeck. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, the other has 2 queensize beds.
The newest house, Casa Coco is completely private, with its own trail to the beach and a private pool and large deck area. The 2 bedrooms each have a kingsize bed, and the 2 bathrooms have both a shower and a tub. There's a wrap-around deck with a dining table and chairs, as well as rocking chairs and hammocks so you can take full advantage of the ocean views while relaxing. The kitchen is fully-equipped, so perfect for self-catering, though if you decide to walk to the restaurant you’ll see plenty of wildlife on your way. For extra convenience it’s recommended that you have a hire car due to the distance to the main lodge.
Ask reception for a torch to find your way around at nights as the paths are not lit.
- Safe box
- Baby Cots
- Extra Beds
- Coffee/tea making